Now that the Halloween trick-or-treating is done what does your family do with all that extra sugar? Eat it all in one sitting? Trade it in for candy or toys? Ration out over the next year? Get a visit from the Switch Witch, Pumpkin Fairy, or some other fictitious character who steals the candy away from your children?
Well for those who find themselves with a few extra pounds (of candy), here are a few local area businesses who will take it off your hands.
Note: We are updating this roundup now with the latest information (10/31) and will continue to add events. If you’d like to be added to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
833 SW 11th Suite 414, Portland, OR 97205
November 1-9, 7:30 am-5:15 pm
Trick-or-treaters can bring in their candy to Aspire Dental and receive $1 per pound of candy. This exciting event is open to all children and their parents in the Portland area. We will be giving away dollars and prize bags, in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. In addition kids have the chance to win one of three prize packages for their schools.
Bricks & Minifigs – Beaverton
3205 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite #44, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Kids can turn in sealed and dry candy for store credit—50 cents of store credit per pound of candy. Candy must be sorted into chocolate and non-chocolate bags. Store credit must be used the day received. Candy will be shipped to troops overseas.
Clackamas Smiles Family Dental
10001 SE Sunnyside Rd #250, Clackamas, OR 97015
November 4, 2019, 10 am-7 pm
We’re collecting candy to put in care packages to send to our deployed service members. Your youngsters can sell back their candy and earn $1/lb, get a gift card for free kids meal at Chick-fil-a Clackamas Promenade and earn a travel hygiene kit and toothbrush. Kids 12 and under.
Various area locations. Not updated for 2019 yet.
Gentech Dentist will buy your unopened Halloween candy for $1 per pound. Maximum of ten pounds per child. Children must be 16 or younger, must be present, and must be accompanied by an adult.
Greenburg Pediatric Dentistry
9370 SW Greenburg Rd, Portland, Oregon 97223
November 4 and 5, 8 am-–5 pm
Candy will be bought back at $1 a pound. All candy is mailed to overseas US troops through Operation Gratitude. Maximum $5 payout.
Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
3839 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon 97212
November 1, 2 and 4
Kids are encouraged and invited to sell Hollywood Children’s Dentistry their Halloween candy! Children will receive $1 for each pound of candy.
Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
8708 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry usually has a candy buy-back event; check their website for the most up-to-date information.
Portland Children’s Dentistry
2323 NW Westover Rd., 97210
5216 SE Woodstock Blvd., 97206
Drop off unopened candy at one of their two locations. They’ll trade your candy for a prize, and they are donating the candy to Friendly House. Check their Facebook post for dates and times at each location. Starts November 4.
Raleigh Hills Orthodontics
10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Suite 115, Beaverton, 97005
November 5 in Beaverton, 7:30 am-5 pm
They are shipping candy to our troops via Operation Gratitude, and they will give your school $1 per pound donated. They will also have a $100 cash prize to the person who brings in the most candy and Dr. Delplanche will donate $100 to the charity or school of their choice.
Drop off candy during regular business hours on November 5th from 7:30 am – 5:00. They will also be collecting candy on November 4th in the Lake Oswego location, please see Lake Oswego Orthodontics Facebook event for details. This event is open to everyone, patients and non-patients!
To search for additional candy buy back resources in your area, check out the Halloween Candy Buyback site here.